How to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2022

Mother’s Day is almost here!

With roots in the 16th century, Mother’s Day (more traditionally named Mothering Sunday) is a time to spoil and appreciate all the mothers in your life (even more than you normally would).

Observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent, the original focus of Mothering Sunday was on the visitation of mother churches (the main church in a diocese) rather than actual mothers. A familial aspect was naturally introduced to the day as children who worked away (usually daughters from the age of 10) were allowed to return home to the churches of their youths and were reunited with their kin. The journey home was called ‘going a-mothering’. Mothering Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday because the fasting rules for Lent were relaxed that day.

It soon became accepted practice to give children and young people in service the day off to visit their family and mother church. The traditional Mothering Sunday flowers probably have their root in the collection by such youngsters of roadside wildflowers on their way home.

As the significance of the mother church on Mother’s Day lessened, the significance of actual mothers grew, leading to the secular nature of our modern Mother’s Day (which was originally an American term). For more history visit

There are lots of ways to spoil your mother on Sunday 27 March, whether you make her a gift or treat her to a special lunch. Here are some of our ideas:


Mother’s Day Gifts

Treat your mother to a Mother’s Day Gift Box from Jade Bailey Interiors (for delivery).

Willow & Blooms bouquet crop

Say it with flowers

Hand-tied Mother’s Day Bouquets from Willow & Blooms in Newbury

March Pamper Gift Vouchers for Mother’s Day from Natura Spa near Kintbury 

Click here for details on Free Reiki with Facials £65, Hot Stone Reflexology £65, Hot Salt Rock Massage £75, Wish Spa Package £150

Get creative for Mum

• Seasonal Wreath: Spring/Mother’s Day City Arts Newbury, Sun 20 Mar

• Mother’s Day Crafternoon Tea, The Corn Exchange Newbury Sun 27 Mar

Mother’s Day paint & pour at Newbury College, 6.30pm Mon 28 Mar

simnel cake

Simnel Cake was originally made for the fourth Sunday in Lent when the fast would be relaxed. It is known as the Refreshment Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday or Simnel Sunday – named after the cake. 

Here is a simnel cake recipe recommended by Ruth Jordan from Priscilla’s Cafe.

bath bombs

Homemade bath bombs are fun and a lovely gift. 

For a simple bath bomb recipe and instructions watch this youtube video or search other tutorials on youtube. 

To make basic bath bombs generally you need: cornflour, bicarbonate of soda, bath salts (epsom salts), citric acid, essential oils, colour dye and moulds.

Mother’s Day Lunch

The White Hart in Hamstead Marshall is delighted to welcome you back in 2022 for a stupendous Mother’s Day Sunday lunch

Treat Mum to a little luxury this Mother’s Day and book a table at Blandy’s Bistrol at Inglewood near Kintbury. Chose between Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March or Sunday Lunch on Sunday 27 March.

Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch at The Five Bells in Wickham never sounded better. They’ll be adding some special dishes to their usual Sunday Roast, and to make it extra special, all Mums will receive a special something from us.

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